MJM’s Dispute Resolution Team Ranked BAND 1 by Chambers Global 2019
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MJM Limited is pleased to announce that its Dispute Resolution Team is once more Ranked BAND 1, alongside only one other competitor in Bermuda, in results released today by Chambers & Partners in the Chambers Global 2019 rankings.
Chambers reported that MJM Limited is a top-tier well-established Bermudian independent firm, well regarded for its breadth and quality of expertise.
Its Dispute Resolution Team was highlighted for its especially strong reputation for domestic regulatory and public law matters and expertise in contentious trusts issues, as well as other private client and financial services matters.
A client commented: “Their experience in the Bermuda market gives them an ability to advise on the question of how the law will be applied and interpreted by the local regulators.” Another client lauded the team for its “accessibility, responsiveness and level of expertise that is second to none.”
Possessing vast litigation experience, Alan Dunch has notable expertise in public law and employment disputes, as well as regulatory matters. A source said: “He’s very persuasive and a great advocate – amazing to have on your side.” A peer described him as “a dean of the Bar.”
Andrew Martin is appreciated by one client for his “deep knowledge of the Bermuda market,” combined with an “understanding of the commercial realities.” He is the lead partner on many of the firm’s highest-value, multi-jurisdictional disputes.
Fozeia Rana-Fahy is known for her trusts litigation work, and is head of the firm’s contentious private client group. She is described by one commentator as “efficient, composed and measured, with an excellent client manner.” Another client praised her as “intelligent, thoughtful, wise and able to strategise on complex issues.”
Furthermore, MJM Limited is also pleased to announce that its Corporate & Finance Team is Ranked BAND 2, below only one other competitor in Bermuda, in the Chambers Global 2019 rankings.
Chambers reported that MJM Limited’s Corporate & Finance Team had a strong command of the regulatory landscape. It is active on an array of corporate mandates, including public offerings and both real estate and asset financing for domestic and international clients. It is particularly well regarded for advising major international shipping clients on multi-jurisdictional financings and also has a high level of expertise in group restructurings.
A market commentator said: “They are efficient and experienced. They have a good working relationship with Bermuda’s regulatory authorities, something which is important when corporate transactions are to be executed within short timeframes.” Another client stated: “MJM always attends to issues promptly and in a high-quality manner. My experience with the firm is that they are highly service-minded and pragmatic.”
Peter Martin is a highly experienced practitioner who is particularly known for his experience serving international shipping clients. One client said: “He has a great understanding of commercial law and his art of communicating with people is second to none.” Another client added: “He is able to provide bespoke legal advice within a commercial context.”
Brian Holdipp has a broad practice covering several corporate areas, and adds significant regulatory experience to the team, having been a consultant to the Bermuda Monetary Authority. He is praised by interviewees as a “very bright guy” who is “knowledgeable, responsive and commercial.”
Jeremy Leese is an experienced offshore lawyer, with particular experience in M&A and capital markets as well as structured and asset finance. Sources say he “is a true professional who is committed to resolving client matters expeditiously.” Interviewees add that he has “a strong focus on making sure client needs and expectations are addressed.”
Throughout the years, MJM has been consistently recognized by Chambers Global as a leading firm in Bermuda.
Chambers Guides have been ranking the best law firms and lawyers since 1990 and now cover 185 jurisdictions throughout the world. The Global Rankings 2019 draw upon extensive research and recognise notable achievements in the international legal market over the past year.